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Staying Hydrated During Winter: Why it's Important & How to do it

When it is hot outside, nothing is more refreshing than an ice-cold beverage.  As the weather gets cooler and the temperatures outside seem frigid, an ice-cold beverage is the last thing that we want.  However, it is essential to stay hydrated during the winter months!  Follow these simple tips in order to stay healthy all winter long.

Enjoy something warm

Whether it is a hot cup of tea or even hot water with lemon, these two choices will not only keep you cozy while working outside, but this will help you reach your goal of eight glasses of water each day. 

Be careful what you drink!

It is important to limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol in order to keep that needed hydration in your body.  Avoiding large quantities of soda, coffee, and alcohol will not only keep you hydrated, but prevent scratchy throats and dry skin.

Who says you have to drink your water?

Eating ice cubes all day will only make you colder.  But, did you know that many fruits and vegetables have a high water content that will help you reach your daily intake goals?  Broccoli, strawberries, celery, cucumbers and pears are just a few of the many fruits and vegetables that are considered great sources of water.